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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Perspectives: Sodexos got to go

Perspectives: Sodexo’s got to go

Zoe Kennedy, Environmental studies major February 11, 2021

Sodexo; it's a common name around UVM’s campus. But, what often goes unnoticed is the full impact the company has on the international community through their violation of the human rights of their employees...

We must force change upon Sodexo

We must force change upon Sodexo

Zoë Kennedy January 23, 2020

Sodexo is a name well-known on campus, but less known are names like Bronzefield, Addiewell or Melaleuca. These are some of the prisons that Sodexo operates. Sodexo as a multinational corporation is harming...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for...

Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Emily Johnston March 8, 2019

Unionizing is unnecessary — it is clear Sodexo tries its best to create a stable, happy work environment for employees and a union would only create more problems on campus. First-year Kathryn Jones,...

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell March 8, 2019

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors...

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Cammy Schiller October 7, 2017

Move-in day came along, and I couldn’t wait to get to the dining hall to eat the wonderful food that I had experienced at orientation. But Sodexo won over my love and then completely let me...

Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

Ariana Arden October 26, 2016

I’ve been living off-campus this yeahttps://vtcynic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34969&action=editr as a junior, which has been both a blessing and a curse. I have to walk further to classes,...

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

April 20, 2016

The UVM Food Systems Initiative is getting revamped after six years. The initiative began in 2010 as a five-year transdisciplinary research initiative and UVM was one of the first universities in...

Vermont bill guarantees paid sick leave

March 3, 2016

A bill recently passed by Vermont’s state legislature will guarantee paid sick leave for Vermont workers. The law will put in place a required amount of sick time, and forbid employers from preventing...

Sodexo pockets concession sales

November 18, 2015

Concession stands at UVM sporting events have the Sodexo logo synonymous with the food  provider at the University. “They’re the only vendor that is allowed to sell food here, under our contract with...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015

Sodexo will be facing big changes in the next five years following feedback from students, staff and faculty.Many students are unaware there is no difference between UVM dining and Sodexo, they said.“We...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015

A team is being created to evaluate Sodexo’s progress on new goals outlined in the recent contract.Spearheaded by Assistant Dean for Business Operations Dennis DePaul, the Dining Implementation Team...

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